Extension Master Gardeners Answering Questions

MSU Extension Master Gardeners (EMGs) are limited to providing gardening advice to non-commercial growers or managers of plants. Questions pertaining to commercial growing or management of plants, legal issues, food preservation and any other non-gardening related questions must be referred to the appropriate MSU Extension educator.

Extension Master Gardeners should not answer questions outside of their areas of expertise or training. This includes not answering questions concerning human health concerns (such as about lice, crabs and other pests), commercial horticulture, hazardous tree evaluation, medical or legal questions, and whether a questionable plant or mushroom is edible.

As stated in the code of conduct, Extension Master Gardeners provide unbiased, research-based information consistent with MSU recommendations. No recommendations or endorsements should be made of specific products or places of business.